The food distributed at EMO's Northeast Emergency Food Program (NEFP) is donated by some truly amazing organizations, businesses, churches, civic organizations and individuals.

As an Oregon Food Bank (OFB) Partner Agency, we receive the vast majority of our food through the OFB Metro location. This food includes purchased, donated and USDA allocated products, both fresh and nonperishable. In recent years, the amount of fresh produce coming from the OFB has exponentially increased as part of a concerted effort to provide better food for healthier families. The Oregon Food Bank is a part of the Feeding America network, and cannot be thanked enough.

The primary businesses that donate to NEFP include, but are not limited to:
Trader Joe’s, New Seasons, Whole Foods, Safeway, Marsee Baking and Legacy Emmanuel Health.

In the warmer seasons we get regular donations from community gardens, neighbors with excess fruit and vegetables, and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, as well as our own garden. We also rely on churches, non-food-industry businesses, schools, community groups, individuals and other organizations to donate on a regular basis.

Please let us know if you are interested in donating or sponsoring a food drive. Contact NEFP for more details.

Most needed items

> Staples – rice, dried beans, oats
> Canned goods – proteins, vegetables, fruit, soup, tomato products
> Packaged goods – pasta, mac & cheese, flour, oatmeal, cereals
> Frozen goods – meat, vegetables, fruit
> Fresh foods – produce (fruits and vegetables), eggs
> Dairy products – milk (fresh and powdered), cheese, yogurt
> Baked goods – bread, pastries, desserts
> Personal care items – diapers, toilet paper, soap, cleaning supplies

Return to NEFP


NEFP location
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 4800 NE 72nd Ave., Portland, OR 97218 (accessible by Trimet bus lines 71 and 72)
summer hours June 25-Sept. 26, 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday and Saturday
phone (503) 284-5470
A’Jay Scipio, Program Manager